South African paint company Chemspec closed its doors after a high court application for its liquidation saw more than 400 people across the country lose their jobs.
It is a well known fact that attackers like to find low hanging fruit in order to get into an organisation’s juiciest targets. Some times this is through outside vendors, other times this is through phishing of individuals in an organisation of whom they can make use as a foothold to get into accounts with access to more valuable data.
SAMBRA members may now log into the website and download the latest Motor Industry Wage Schedules, effective from 1 September 2015.
This year, Daimler renewed the global technical approvals for Glasurit for Mercedes-Benz and Smart. The prerequisite for granting such approvals by the global automotive industry is the quality, service and global availability of Glasurit’s products.
The 2014 motor body repair students of First Car Care College (part of the STI Group) recently graduated in Cape Town – making a new generation of young panel beaters and spray painters available to the industry.
The 2015 / 2016 SAMBRA accreditation audits will be underway soon! Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with the details by viewing the audit criteria. (Exclusive member content. Please log in to view.)
Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) have launched their new-look website. Visit www.randmutual.co.za to see how you get to benefit from the new user-friendly and easy navigation…
Enterprise Electronic Commerce are offering preferential rates on their Point of Sale devices to RMI members. (Member-exclusive locked content. Please log in.)
RMI Members have a great opportunity to book St John First Aid (Level 1 & Level 2) training sessions for themselves and their employees. These training sessions are hosted by St John, and meet the minimum Occupational Health and Safety requirement, as stipulated by the Department of Labour.
In the efforts to reduce road accidents and insurance claims, car insurance companies are searching for ways to better measure driver behaviour and to find the best scientific data to calculate what is safer driving!
Third party insurance is something that needs to be looked at in a South African context, especially considering that only approximately 35% of cars on our South African roads are actually insured…
It is important to position your business to thrive – not just survive – in the collision repair industry, and to do that requires a focus on three things — sales and marketing, production, and finance and human resources.
This Women’s Month, we want to celebrate the women in MBR. Send us the news and profiles of the amazing women in your business and they could feature on the SAMBRA website and on our social networks during the month of August.
Members, this is your final chance to RSVP for the QCTO information and scoping meeting for the development of the MerSETA qualifications that will be held on 11 August.
SAMBRA forms part of the Audatex User Group and provides regular feedback to the Audatex Technical Committee with regards to any operational / technical queries, or usability issues experienced by members. Members are invited to regularly provide their feedback on operational or technical issues. (Please use your member login to view this content.)
We recently posted False Bay College’s invitation to SAMBRA members in Cape Town to serve as host employers for their Motor Body Repair and Spray Painting learners. To assist SAMBRA members with any queries they may have in this regard, we have set up an enquiry form, which can be accessed here…
Nissan has recently released an announcement regarding the fitment of parts by Nissan Approved Motor Body Repairers. For more information and to download the documentation, click the link below. (This content is restricted to members only. Please log into your member account.)
SAMBRA members from the Pretoria region recently attended a General Meeting where a number of key issues affecting their businesses were discussed. Get more involved in your region! Log into your member profile and visit the events calendar to diarise your Regional AGM and other member events (including training), and be sure to attend it.